Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky

by Greenhalgh, Chris, 1963-

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Portrays the love affair between fashion designer Coco Chanel and composer Igor Stravinsky while his family stayed at her villa after being exiled from Russia.
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "English poet Greenhalgh's debut novel about Coco Chanel and Igor's Stravinsky's short, fiery affair provides an intense look at love, passion and heartbreak. Coco first became aware of Stravinsky in 1913 when the young designer, who was beginning to make her place in French society, attended the debut performance of the Russian composer's Rite of Spring. Seven years later, when the two meet at a dinner party, an immediate and undeniable connection is forged, and soon Coco invites Stravinsky; his sickly wife, Catherine; and their children to stay at her summer home outside of Paris. She isn't without her motives, however, and proceeds over time to seduce Stravinsky. As their affair deepens, the reader's heart breaks for Catherine as she struggles with Igor's emotional abandonment. This finely wrought study in artistic and romantic passion is remarkable for its explicit depiction of the devastation left in the wake of selfishness. (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Subjects Chanel, Coco, 1883-1971 Fiction
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971 Fiction
Historical Fiction
Electronic books.
Biographical fiction.
Publisher New York :Penguin Publishing Group2009
Edition 1st Riverhead trade pbk. ed.
Other Titles Coco and Igor
Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky
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Language English
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ISBN 9781101162941
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